When the working day was over for today I headed to a meeting so I was home pretty late tonight. I was dealing with myself if I should do some to-do’s or go out for a walk but tonight I picked the to-do’s so I also got a chance to watch the TV news. There was a lot of talks about the high unemployment level among young people and I agree that the labour market is not easy to navigate although you have education. But I am convinced it is not impossible to find employment. With enough effort and ambition to make the best out of everything I do belive that everyone who wants to work can find a job. Maybe not the dream job, but a job that provides enough living for putting food on the table. When I think back on my first job it was definitley not a dream of mine but it was a job, I earned my own money, I did something, learned something and got some experience. It was my first real job when I got a salary at my banking account when I just have turned 16 the summer before I started high school. I have always seen myself as an office worker and this summer in 1998 I was working with Excel lists, making diagrams and tables 40 hours a week for six weeks at the nuclear company Westinghouse Electric Sweden. As I said, it was definitley not my dream job, but it was a job and I learned something. I think that many people today think that they will get their dream job right away but I do not think that is realistic in many cases. A boring job is at least better than no job in my opinion and a boring job can lead to experience, contacts, insights and so on, but honestly I am very tired to listen to claims that the labour market is so tough for young people. It is tough, but it is not impossible to find a way to make living. I think the best way to live your dream is to dream big and always do your best.
/ A Pernilla thought